Types of Fabrics used in a bedsheets?
Bedsheets come in all shapes and sizes here at BedCoverThingy. We are here to provide you with all the information there is to know about conventional fabrics such as cotton and unconventional fabrics such as velvet so that you can make a wise decision before buying a bedsheet from BedCoverThingy.
Types of Conventional Fabrics:
Cotton: There are more than 70 types of cotton fabric being produced but only a few are used to make bedsheets and bedcovers.
Egyptian Cotton: This is the softest and the most luxurious variety of cotton there is. It is mostly grown in the warm and dry parts of North Africa. This variety has the longest fibers which create its famous super soft feel.
Pima Cotton: Pima cotton is nearly same as Egyptian cotton. It has medium to long fibers giving it a soft feel. It is mostly grown in the southwest part of the United States.
Upland Cotton: Upland cotton has small to medium fibers. Native to America, but now grown in most parts of the world. It is most commonly used as bedspreads.
Percale: Percale cotton is a plain weave with closely woven threads.
Combed Cotton: In combed cotton, all the short fibers are removed at the time of manufacturing leaving only the longer variety of fibers.
Flannel: It is a cotton fabric that achieves its softness through brushing. It is ideal for cold weather conditions.
Linen: Linen is a type of fabric made from the stems of the flax plant. Linen fabric is hypoallergenic, breathable, and moisture-soaking fabric. It grows softer after every wash. Linen is more wrinkle-ridden than cotton, however, the advantages of the fabric far supersede that of cotton.
Silk: Silk is one of the most luxurious fabrics used to make bedsheets, it has a shiny and lustrous finish.
Polyester: Polyester is a synthetic fiber made using petroleum. Polyester is rather cheap than other naturally occurring fibers.
Blends: This is a mixture of two or more types of threads such as polyester mixed with cotton. It provides the fabric with a cotton feel.
Bamboo: Any cloth which is made from bamboo fibers is a bamboo textile. In a few decades, It has come to light as it is a sustainable and environmentally friendly product.
Types of Non-Conventional fabrics:
Velvet: Velvet is a super soft and heavy cloth as compared to other fabrics. Velvet was used to be made from pure silk however it is now made from polyester, viscose, and rayon or it might be a blend of silk and rayon.
Suede: Suede has a shiny feel to it like silk however, it is thicker than silk and nearly soft as silk. The suede we use in the bedsheet is synthetically made (there is no involvement of animals in it). Suede changes shade when touched providing it a rich look.